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TechnologyUpdate: Standards lead the way to flexible

April 4, 2003
ISA S88 and S95 provide key frameworks for organizing batch operations
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Tech Update<br>Sanitation 101

April 4, 2003
With product recalls escalating, food companies are re-evaluating the most effective ways to provide sanitary conditions plantwide.
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No run of the mill upgrade for cheese line

April 4, 2003
The milling of cheese to a fine particle size is critical to the operations of parmesan cheese maker Isanti Foods, but, until recently, it has also been a source of problems for the Dalbo, Minn.-based processor.
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French put accent on innovation at processing and packaging shows

April 4, 2003
Some 170,000 visitors from 124 countries converged on the outskirts of Paris in late November to view exhibits, swap business cards and -- being France -- break bread at IPA and Emballage 2000, Europe's answer to the Pack Expo/IAFIS double-whammy held earlier in November at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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Murano confirmed

April 4, 2003
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Elsa Murano to be Under Secretary of Food Safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Nutrient claims authorized for choline

April 4, 2003
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized nutrient content claims for choline, the first to be allowed under the Food & Drug Administration Modernization Act.
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Membrane package finds export niche

April 4, 2003
Cost has been the greatest obstacle for Landec Corp.'s IntelliPac packaging system in cracking the modified atmosphere packaging arena, and a successful program featuring iceless broccoli crowns with a 21-day shelf life for the Japanese market appears to have solved it.
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Straw puts pop in drink sales

April 4, 2003
Milk, juices and sports drinks in grab-and-go bottles are flying off retail shelves nationwide, yet a Michigan dairy was able to increase velocity by inserting a pop-up straw in 16-oz. PET containers, producing double-digit sales gains despite a bump in prices from 69 to 79 cents.
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Controlled drying of shelf-stable cheese

April 4, 2003
Food processors learned long ago how to make foods shelf stable.
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Dairy industry works on bio-security

April 4, 2003
The dairy industry has begun taking steps to increase "bio-security" of its processing system by drawing up specific industry-wide recommendations.
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